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This article critically evaluates the contribution that mining has made to poverty reduction, and assesses the prospects for better performance in the future. The article starts from the two assumptions that mineral resources are a potentially great source of wealth for poor countries, and that...
All mining activities in Tanzania are regulated according to the Mining Act , 1998, and associated regulations. The enactment of the 1998 mining legislation and thus the repeal of the 1979 Act was a result of the overall restructuring of the country's economy. In order to encourage the private...
In recent years, concerns about the sustainability and social responsibility (CSR) of businesses have become an increasingly high profile issue in many countries and industries, none more so than the mining industry. For mining, one outcome of the CSR agenda is the increasing need for individual...
Between 1997 and 2002, Inco Limited's proposed major nickel mining project near Voisey's Bay on the north coast of Labrador was the subject of an innovative environmental assessment and a set of surrounding and consequential negotiations. Through these processes, the proponent and other...
Since Chile's return to democratic government in 1990, the environment has taken on a greater significance in policy making activities. This article examines the progress Chile has made in this area with particular reference to the large-scale mining sector and the overall environmental...
The Britannia Beach Sustainable Development Project is an on-going project-in-progress aimed at transforming the “worst ARD metal polluting mine in North America” into a clean, liveable, sustainable community. This paper presents some of the key elements involved in putting this program into...
During recent decades, public concern about the protection, preservation and restoration of the environment has increased. Towards this direction, legislative action on environmental issues that affect the mining industry has been taken worldwide. Within this new framework, two issues are of...
This article offers a critical analysis of some of the issues associated with the emerging mining sector in Madagascar, within the context of the redefinition of the role of the State. First focusing on the development model elaborated by the World Bank and its influence on the adoption of a new...
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